POPSUGAR Food Appetizers Holiday Appetizer: Raw Oysters or Shrimp Cocktail? by partysugar 12/14/08 1 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More Shrimp CocktailAppetizersSeafoodWould You RatherOystersHoliday Appetizers This Not-So-Basic Chipotle Hummus Is Fourth of July Party Ready The Perfect Finger Food For Your Fourth of July Party: Mini Beef Empanadas Even Lightened Up, This 7-Layer Dip Is a Crowd Favorite Grill It Like It's Hot: 16 Appetizers to Kick Off the Fourth of July Holiday 26 Frugal Gifts For the Savvy Traveler DIY Colorful Hand-Dotted Tumblers Headache Relief Aromatherapy Shower Tablets 40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Food Home Love and Sex DIY Tech Vegetarian Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. keiraz 6 years mmmm I'm hungry now :-D emalove 6 years I like both, but I'd much rather have oysters. PinkUnicorn 6 years Yuck to both! I prefer anything that isn't seafood! mtiger 6 years I don't like oysters, but I love shrimp. I only like them grilled or sauteed, however. I don't like them boiled and put in a glass. GlowingMoon 6 years Oysters. hippiecowgirl 6 years I think if I were the hostess and had to pick just one I'd go with shrimp cocktail because it's a safer bet, but as a guest I'd be delighted with either (or both)! TidalWave23 6 years I love shrimp cocktail, so that's what I voted for. I also like oysters, but very few people in my family do - which is why I wouldn't serve it up during the holidays. UrbanBohemian 6 years I love both....I go way back with shrimp from childhood, while oysters are a more recent love. But if pressed I would go with shrimp. Seka21 6 years I looove oysters!!!! CaterpillarGirl 6 years Shrimp would be the obvious choice, boring. I would go for the oysters, but steam them. wambalus 6 years Neither for me, I don't eat seafood. Both my sister and I have had horrible food poisoning from seafood - her's from oysters at a party. lexichloe 6 years We always have shrimp cocktails during the holidays. I love both! chiefdishwasher 6 years I baked some oysters for Thanksgiving. Shuck them and leave them on the bottom shell. Cover with garlic butter and grated asiago cheese. Bake @350 for about 10 minutes or until done. Great way for people who are afraid of oysters try them and probably like them. traceyroberts 6 years I love them both! Food 6 years I voted oysters...although the worst thing in the world would be to get food poisoning at a holiday party. PiNkY-PiNk 6 years cerealchan, I love the taste that the ketchup gives it! :) I've never tried raw oysters (or cooked oysters??) but I LOVE shrimp cocktails with avocado, lemon, crackers, etc... omg! I want some right now! cupcake_ 6 years Definitely prefer shrimp!! cerealchan 6 years You don't really swallow oysters - you chew on them to savor their flavor. I love raw oysters a lot more than shrimp cocktail, since I find shrimp cocktail an excuse to overcook shrimp with some overly sweet ketchup sauce (from my experience), and I enjoy the ocean brininess of the oysters, but everyone else has their own taste. ilanac13 6 years i prefer some type of vegetarian friendly app, however i do know the value in a good shrimp cocktail since that's something that i ate before i became a veggie and ironically enough, my family ordered it yesterday at dinner. AmberHoney 6 years Why eat oysters (especially raw) when you just swallow them? I don't get it. mwmsjuly19 6 years LOVE both. Yummy. Spectra 6 years I absolutely LOVE shrimp cocktail! For whatever reason, I just can't do the raw oyster thing...it kinda grosses me out. fuzzles 6 years Shrimp cocktail! I love to create new and different dipping sauces. Raw seafood just has never done it for me. tlsgirl 6 years I feel like oysters is the more interesting choice, only because I've had shrimp cocktail so many times in my life. But, I do love them both.